The Last Narco Hunting El Chapo, the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

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Mexico, April 2009. The bodies of pair of undercover military intelligence agents, disguised as campesinos (farmers), are dumped by the side of the road. Beside the corpses is a message on a scrap of paper: "You'll never get El Chapo."

Authorities did - but only after the largest manhunt in history (and the help of Sean Penn).

Now, the world's most wanted drug lord, who in 2015 escaped prison by riding motorbikes over metal rails through a 1.5km tunnel dug in the showers and was named the 14th richest man in the world by Forbes, is awaiting trial in the US, and the subject of a smash Netflix series.

This is the inside story of a man behind it all, a man who is still hailed as a folk hero despite having bribed or killed politicians, police and soldiers with impunity, and exported over 500 tonnes of cocaine to America alone. Through reportage and interviews with rival narcos, police and DEA sources, The Last Narco masterfully reveals a brutal war between the cartels, staggering state corruption, and the struggle to bring one man to justice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141048390
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.45092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 224g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 19mm